Cynthia Rowley

Coral Reef Dress

$116 to buy
$348 retail
Stylist Notes

No one will know you’re wearing comfy neoprene with the pretty print on this Cynthia Rowley dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Print Neoprene (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Visible black back zipper. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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108 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 16, 2016
Loved the pattern and pockets!

I wore this for a wedding and it was super comfortable! I loved the fact that it had POCKETS! I thought the fabric would have a little more stretch in the midsection, but the 8 fit perfectly and wasn't too tight.

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 19, 2014
Too short for my age but precious for a 20 +

I could have worn the 4 or the 6 except they were both too short on me. I am 47 yr old and 5'8". This dress would be perfect for a younger girl, like in her 20's. The fabric is so pretty and it fit true to size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 20, 2014
OBSESSED!

I was SO sad this morning that I had I return this dress... I loved this dress so much that I would actually pay the full price to buy it. First off, the material felt kind of like a scuba suit, which you would think would NOT work, but it totally does! It kept me warm on the first really chilly night of the season. The pockets were awesome. And I feel like this material is great for dresses because it seems really durable. And secondly, the pattern is even more vibrant in real life. It's not overwhelming, it's so perfect. I cannot rave enough about this dress. I already miss it. Be prepared for TONS of compliments! Happy renting!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2014
Amazing dress!

I absolutely fell in love with this dress. The material, fit, pattern - everything about it is amazing. I wore it with the Franchi "Suit and Tie" clutch, and it was the perfect outfit. I couldn't have asked for a better fit either. Happy renting! :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
October 27, 2014
The dress was absolutely perfect for a fall wedding!

This dress was perfect. So many compliments and comfy! The fit ran kinda small. I could wear the 8 but wore the 10 for a little more breathing room. The material was so great too!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 3, 2014
First, my apologies for the blurry photo! Perfect dress for teenager, great fit and stunning style!

This rental was for my daughter to wear to her high school homecoming dance. The fabric is surprising heavy which was perfect since we had a cold front move through the night before the dance! The dress fits very true to size and actually minimizes the bust area. The colors are so vibrant and the design in the fabric is truly beautiful. You can literally accessorize with any color and it will go with this dress! She loved having the pockets and loved wearing this dress. In the words of my 15 year old "it was really pretty and comfortable and she could've danced all night!"

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
November 7, 2014
Great colors... lots of compliments and it has pockets!!!

I'm normally a size 8 and this dress fit perfectly! Not too tight and not too loose! I'm bigger bust 34DD and no problem zipping it up. I wore this to a wedding and received lots of compliments. The material is quite thick, neoprene so it's like a scuba material. Loved the dress, I would wear it again!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2014
Fun dress for the CMA awards!

This was my backup dress and I had an issue with my first dress. I was so disappointed not to wear my original dress but I got sooo many compliments on this fun dress! Super comfy. I usually wear a 6 and the 8 fit great.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
November 12, 2014
Lots of fun and hangs fabulously!

I loved wearing this dress. I received compliments all night long, and people were amazed when I mentioned that it was made of neoprene. It's a conversation piece! The sheen and print are elegant, but the sturdy zipper gives a nod to its sporty wetsuit material. There weren't any reviews of the dress, but I sized up for my order based on info for other dresses by this designer (I got a 10 & 12 instead of an 8 & 10). I could have worn either size, but went with the tighter size 10. The weight and stretch of the material makes it very sleek. I think the dress could be flattering on many different body shapes. I wore it for a long day of wedding events- the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and pre-wedding party- and the dress was comfortable, totally kept its shape, hung perfectly, and I didn't find the fabric hot at all (even during the rehearsal in 80° sun). I would totally rent this dress again if there weren't 100 other dresses that I want to try! The dress could be worn for a wide range of events, depending on how dressy you want to make it with shoes and accessories.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
November 16, 2014
Great Dress! I really enjoyed wearing it.

Pros- heavy weight , smooth and slightly stretchy fabric with beautiful vibrant tones. Fun to accessorize with a bright shawl, purse or shoes. Con- just one- it was tight across the rib cage (not bust) for me. Bust was fine but taking a deep breath was difficult. I am a 34B and broad shouldered., athletic build. I usually wear a size 4. The dress fit well other than that and the hips are very roomy so if you have anything you don't want to show off hips downward- this dress will hide it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 22, 2014
My Favorite RTR Dress I've Rented!

This dress is gorgeous! I wore it on a date night to dinner and a symphony concert. The print is beautiful and the material is nice and thick with a little stretch. It was comfortable sitting in for a long period of time. I received so many compliments (at the bar, in the bathroom!). It is my favorite dress I've rented with RTR and I will definitely rent again. So sad to send it back!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
November 27, 2014
Tons of compliments! Love love the pockets!!

4 was tight around the ribs. The 6 was a little big on top for me, I'm a b cup, but fit better in the rib area. Really comfortable. Can't get it dirty if you are prone to spilling anything. Material is neoprene and easily cleaned. Pockets were the best part! Super glad I tried this app! Will use again! Thanks:)

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2014
Worn for a birthday party.

Loved the fabric! Worn in late fall and the weight of the fabric kept me warm. Awesome colors and great fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2014
One of my favorites!

I am a 4 but it was a bit uncomfortable around the ribs so I went with the 6, which fit very well. Incredibly comfortable, love the pattern, and the fabric is great for colder weather. Would definitely wear again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2014
Beautiful colors, one-of-a-kind, QUALITY, and comfortable! I felt like a gem!

This dress fit like a glove, but had stretch, was very thick, and very high quality. This is a NICE dress people! Great for girls who want a defined waist, but a little bit of forgiveness other areas. I wore the 6 instead of the 4, because the 4 was too tight on the bust. Still it, fits true to size! The pattern is so beautiful, it's classy, and attracts attention without being gaudy. Highly recommend this dress as NO ONE will be wearing anything just like it.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
December 10, 2014
Great dress- has personality!

True to size and flattering fit but a tad tight in fitted band around ribs. I had a 4 and a 6 and both were equally tight in that one spot. 4 fit best overall, so wore that one.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 9, 2015
Wore this on New Years Eve for a dinner party & dancing

Cynthia Rowley in my experience tends to run a bit small, so I went with a size larger than I normally wear. The dress was great. I love the neoprene fabric because its easy and comfortable to wear and doesn't wrinkle. Overall, would highly recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 13, 2015
Cute comfy dress!

Runs small. Overall great dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2015
I wore this dress to a fall wedding in Florida. Very comfortable and flattering dress!

I really loved this dress! The fit was great and the fabric (neoprene, scuba like) made the dress very flattering, comfortable, and easy for dancing the night away. I typically wear a 2 or 4. I ended up wearing the 2, but felt there wasn't a lot of difference between the two sizes. Loved the fact this dress had pockets...very convenient for my cell phone and lipstick. I received lots of compliments...I definitely would recommend this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 5, 2015
Awesome Dress!

The dress would've been absolutely wonderful to wear, if it fit right. I typically wear a size 4 and ordered the 4 in this dress along with the size 6 as a back up. I couldn't get the size 4 to zip up past my rib cage:( The size 6 zipped up without any issue, however it was too long in the torso and big all over for my 5'0" , 118# petite frame.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 13, 2015
Received so many compliments all night long.

Received so many compliments all night long. Received so many compliments all night long. Fits true to size. The material is thicker and I felt that it hides lumps and bumps (if you know what I mean). Very, very comfortable dress. This is a nice alternative to the little black dress. The print on the dress is so different and beautifully done. You won't regret it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 27, 2015
Beautiful pattern and colors on dress

Fits small but knew that from the reviews. Quality was great and loved the pockets.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 18, 2015
I received lots of compliments on the dress

The dress is very tight in the area right above the waist. I have never had trouble fitting into a dress in that area but this one was tight in the 4 and 6. I opted for the 4 because it fit everywhere else much better than the 6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 21, 2015
Great fabric, great fit. And POCKETS.

I am obsessed with this dress. It's not really my style, but the fit was so good (flattering, comfortable, etc) that I was leaning towards it. And then I realized it had pockets. The details along the waist, neckline, and arms add really classy finishing touches. Was complimented all night, felt great, Loved the color.... bright and happy pattern, but still a little subtle. Also, the A line of the skirt stays put because of the neoprine (sp?) fabric, which is SUPER flattering on anyone with more curves in the hips/thighs. Highlights the waist and makes the legs look longer and thinner.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 24, 2015
Great dress!

This dress is great for a still cold spring night. The dress has nice spring color, but can be worn with tights to stay warm. The material is very heavy and kept me warm. I am usually between a 4 and 6, so I got both sizes. The band around in the waist was a bit tight in both sizes, and it sits at or above the natural. I ended up wearing the 4 because the chest and neck area fit and laid better in the 4. The fabric is very forgiving. Great dress!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Vacation
March 26, 2015
Shipped to my hotel.

It is very comfortable. Fabric is thick but not too hot. Worn it in a warm place around 80 degrees hs find and it was great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
April 14, 2015
Unable to wear, too short.

I am 5'9" and have a very long torso. This dress was very short on me. Not only was the overall length short, but the waist hit right below my breasts making it look very babydoll (and not in a good way).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
April 28, 2015
Fun pattern for a fun weekend

I loved how the colorful pattern on the dress popped against the black color. Best of all, pockets. It was a fun dress to wear and felt like a stylin' lady during my bachelorette weekend.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 1, 2015
Pretty print!

Wore this dress for a birthday dinner in March with black tights since it was still a little chilly out. The heavy scuba material kept me warm as well. The fit and flare is a very flattering shape.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 4, 2015
Unique dress, Stands out in a crowd!

This dress is very unique, unlike any other that you will see! The neoprene fabric is heavy, yet super comfortable, stretchy and doesn't make you too warm! The dress runs on the smaller side especially at the waist, but I fit into my regular size without a problem...Next size up was too big in the chest. The only problem with the dress was the material did not lay flat around the neckline and sort of had a wavy appearance. I tried to iron it flat but didn't get a good result. It bugged me all night, but no one else seemed to notice! This is my first RTR experience and I will be shopping again down the line!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
May 5, 2015
Fantastic scuba dress!

Rented this for my cousin's rehearsal dinner. It was a really cute dress and got lots of compliments. The scuba material is thick. And the waist is snug for an 8, so size up if you like to take deep breaths. Would definitely wear again!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
May 24, 2015
Loved every moment from receiving the dress to dropping it off! The fabric is gorgeous!

Very classy fit, I'm curvy 5'4 143lbs

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 2, 2015
Very pretty dress, but my size came damaged :(

It's such a pretty dress and it looks great on, but the size that fit me best came damaged. RTR customer service issued a refund, but unfortunately it was too late to send a replacement dress...

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 24, 2015
Wore this to a family event in May

The fit was okay, the banding is very tight which was slightly uncomfortable. Fabric is very heavy- would only recommend for a fall or winter event. Paired it with silver shoes. pockets are a great touch

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 25, 2015
beautiful dress

Beautiful print on thick neoprene, not meant for hot weather. the cutting on the dress is beautiful and flattering, the pockets are an added bonus. i'm generally btwn a 2 and a 4 and went with the 4 based on reviews and found the waist to be snug. it certainly fits, but if I were going out to have a large dinner i would be uncomfortable. a regular bra would be fine, but i opted to do without, which worked well because the fabric is thick. the hem hit a little over an inch from my knee.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
July 5, 2015
This dress was perfect!!! I had such a positive experience with Rent the Runway. Super easy, great

Dress fit perfectly. It had pockets which is a huge plus!!! I ordered an 8 and a 10. The 8 was a little small in the chest .The ten fit perfect. In the garment bag, they provide a UPS envelope with a shipping label. Monday morning I just threw it in the bag, then threw it in the mailbox. EASY!!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
July 8, 2015
This dress was the best!!

Just as the other reviews say, the material is a lot like a wet-suit, but do not let that scare you away. The material makes the dress SUPER forgiving, and combined with the cut, you can eat, dance, and drink without feeling self-conscious. Great fun print and extremely comfortable. I wish I could own this dress. I got compliments on this dress all night long!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 14, 2015
Neoprene Fun!

Ladies, this dress is a winner. The neoprene material is spectacular- much heavier than I thought it would be, but really feels nice and secure (I was afraid any wind would make the bottom half of the dress go flying). The colors are a lot of fun- perfect splash of colors on a black dress to give a bit of excitement for a winter wedding. I wore this dress in February for my friend's wedding :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 3, 2015
Cute but cut at a weird spot at waist

I quite liked this dress - the detailing is nice, and the colors are quite pretty. I did think it was cut too high at the waist though which is problem I never have making it feel tighter then it should. Also, the fabric is quite thick so I wouldn't wear this outside if it's warm out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 10, 2015
Fun pattern, flattering cut, and pockets!

Rented this dress for a friend's casino party. It was a hit! The fit of the dress is extremely flattering, and the pattern is beautiful. It was ever so slightly tight in the waist, but not uncomfortably so. Plus, it has pockets, which are always a pleasant surprise in cocktail dresses! Would definitely rent again if the occasion arises.

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